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The crossbow, an ancient form or archery, is enjoying new popularity as a tool for hunting and target shooting. A free virtual online clinic about hunting with crossbows will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, by the Missouri Department of Conservation, according to a release.

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After nearly four years of partnership between Clay County, area residents and the city of Smithville, the Clay County Dog Park is open at the Little Platte South Trail Access at the corner of Litton Way and Old Jefferson Highway near Smithville Lake. Former Eastern County Commissioner Luann…

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Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat pepperoni Hot Pockets product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

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LIBERTY — The congregation and ministerial staff at Grace Episcopal Church, 520 S. 291 Highway, Liberty, is opening a brand new free pantry called “Grace’s Little Grocery” on Sunday, Jan. 17. There was a “socially distant” blessing at 12:30 p.m. that day and stocking it with the first round …

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DEAR DR. ROACH: My girlfriend has necrobiosis lipoidica. She suffers from this on her shins, as did her mother. She is not diabetic. We cannot find good information on how to rid her of this. The information we find is not about cures, but treatments that mask the symptom, such as steroids. …

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Lawmakers have returned to Jefferson City for the first regular session of the 101st General Assembly. For all of the issues we see each year, there are always new challenges and this year is no different. At the same time, we also are seeing some familiar items that seem to have a long shelf life.

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